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There are 11 USDA backed residential loans in Hodgeman county with an average loan balance of $53,323. Over 81% of the loans helped first time home buyers. Borrowers were an average age of 41 years old. The typical appraised home value was around $61,000. On average the rural home size purchased with this loan was approximately 1,094 SqFt. Hodgeman county applies the standard USDA income limits to determine loan eligibility. For a household of upto 4 people the income limit is $90,300. For a household of between 5 and 8 people the income limit is increased to $119,200.
The size of Hodgeman County is roughly 2,230 square kilometers. There are no geographical USDA loan restrictions in this county. The influence score for Hodgeman County is 9. Look below for the interactive county level map illustration below for more details.
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* cities most likely to have USDA loan eligible properties for sale.
Bosse • Gray • *Hanston • *Jetmore • Orwell
A USDA loan is a mortgage option available to eligible homebuyers that is sponsored by the United States Department of Agriculture to promote homeownership in rural communities. USDA Loans, sometimes called "RD Loans," offer 100% financing options on eligible rural properties. USDAProperties can help you find USDA properties in Hodgeman County.
Hodgeman County, located in the southwestern part of the state of Kansas, was established on February 26, 1867. The county was named in honor of Amos Hodgman, a member of the 7th Regiment Kansas Volunteer Cavalry who died during the Civil War. Interestingly, due to a clerical error, an extra "e" was added to the name, resulting in the spelling as "Hodgeman."
Initially, settlers used the area primarily for cattle ranching. By 1870, the population started to grow slowly as settlers came to the region, and in 1879, Jetmore, named after Abraham "Abe" Jetmore who was an attorney in Topeka, was declared the county seat. In the early 1880s, the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway expanded across Kansas, passing through the southern part of Hodgeman County, which accelerated the growth of agricultural activities and settlement in the area.
Throughout the late 19th and early 20th centuries, farming began to replace cattle ranching as the main economic activity. The county became known for its production of wheat, corn, and sorghum, and to this day, agriculture remains a key aspect of the local economy.
A fun fact about Hodgeman County is that it is home to HorseThief Reservoir, a 450-acre recreational lake that opened in 2010. The lake was named to commemorate the notorious outlaws who once inhabited the area and reportedly used a nearby canyon to hide stolen horses in the late 19th century. Today, HorseThief Reservoir serves as a popular destination for fishing, camping, and water sports activities, attracting nature lovers and adventure seekers alike.